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Checkers & Rally’s names first information chief

Industry veteran Minh Le joins drive-thru burger brand

Minh Le Checkers 200pixel.jpgCheckers & Rally’s Restaurants Inc. has named its first chief information officer, hiring restaurant veteran Minh Le (left) for the new post, the company said Monday.

The Tampa, Fla.-based drive-thru burger brand said Le, a former Corner Bakery and Il Fornaio executive, will lead the company’s information technology efforts.

“Minh has been building IT functions from scratch and developing high-performing teams that deliver successful technology results for restaurant chains for his entire career,” said Rick Silva, CEO of Checkers & Rally’s, in a statement. “Minh’s impressive experience and proven track record include exciting, cutting-edge work in digital and data analytics. We look forward to seeing the impact of Minh’s experience at Checkers & Rally’s.”

Le started his career as a software developer and senior programmer/analyst. After joining Darden Restaurants Inc., he progressed through positions leading cross-functional teams to design, develop and implement enterprise class applications including a custom point-of-sale system and intranet portal. Le also worked at Romano’s Macaroni Grill after its spinoff from Brinker International, transitioning to Ignite Restaurant Group before returning to Romano’s to lead the IT function.

“Over the past few years, Checkers & Rally’s has been steadily improving its technology offerings to benefit its customers, franchisees and team members,” Le said. “I am eager to apply my nearly 25 years of experience helping restaurant chains improve their technology functions to Checkers & Rally’s.”

Checkers & Rally’s has nearly 900 restaurants.

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